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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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Rogers (1998) recommended that malingerers be confronted in a firm but nonthreatening way about their attempts to deceive.
The demands of the negative priming task, coupled with the simulated malingerers likely devoting more attentional resources in avoiding the correct answer (or maintaining and monitoring a strategy that involved generating a consistent suboptimal level of performance), likely influenced the results obtained.
A well-detailed system of personnel policies and structured personnel record keeping can prevent stress claims in the High Achiever, Assaulted Superego and Malingerer categories of workers.
For the malingerer, a headache is always "a migraine", or a "crippling migraine" if he wants added sympathy; backache is "a slipped disc"; indigestion is "food poisoning" and a cold is most definitely the flu.
As a result those who claim to be suffering from stress can often be labelled a malingerer.
Saha, 30, managed just six league starts last season - and 52 in total during his four-and-a-half years at Old Trafford - and hit back at suggestions he was a malingerer.
Although the epic depiction of Rorke's Drift starred Michael Caine and Stanley Baker, Booth stole scenes as the drunken malingerer, who comes good when his blood is up - a characterisation which upset his family.
But there have been times when I have had people look at me as if I am a malingerer.
The doctor, baffled, accused him of being a malingerer.
Her brother is a lazy malingerer who would fake an injury to get on worker's comp and have more drinking time.
But a note from your GP will prove you're no malingerer.